Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Life after Laundry: Two Toned Chalk Paint

I'm feeling the summer sun and loving it! I have been spending quality time with family while fishing and camping. After two weeks of family reunions my house was feeling the effects of packing and unpacking..... packing and unpacking!! 

I'm talking about a lot of laundry!

Finally... I got in the DIY mode and finished a few projects today. This was a two toned paint project that I used a new technique on.

With the dark wood already as a base I had a plan in mind. 

 I grabbed a few cans of paint and my brush and got to work.

I lightened a blue hue I had on hand and mixed up a batch of chalk paint. 

I kinda liked this bright blue but it wasn't what I had planned. Next I mixed a chalk paint white wash and lightly brushed a few coats on top of the blue.

After the no time at all to dry I used my 100 grit sandpaper to reveal the blue undertone as well as roughing it up to the dark base of the wood.

I love it when a piece of furniture has a little character to help transform it into an interesting piece.

One more technique I used while white washing this was  wiping off a bit of the white when it was still damp. This gave it a really neat look on the top surfaces.

It makes a perfect little accent table or night stand with a lower shelf for books or a storage basket.

You can find this table on the SHOP page here

Also here is a sneak peak of what else I've been working on.

Grain sack stripes!


 Also sharing at FEATHER NEST FRIDAY
                         IVY AND ELEPHANTS
                        MISS MUSTARD SEED
                          SHABBY ART BOUTIQUE
                         START AT HOME


  1. I absolutely cannot believe that is the same table. It was fabulous. This is such a wonderful and inspiring post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us today!


  2. Thank you Paula! I linked up with you and will be back again! I need to figure out how to do a linky party now. Thanks for visiting!


  3. That is so pretty! I love the two-toned look!

  4. I love it! The blue color is wonderful. Sounds like you are making fun family memories in addition to your projects this summer. Jennifer

    1. Summer is always busy with something to do! Glad to do things with the kids before they grow up and are gone. Thanks for the great compliment Jenifer.

  5. Hey there,
    Thank you for linking up to my Paint Party! I am going to feature you on Thursday! Come on over and grab a button, LOVE YOUR TABLE!!


    1. YIPEE!!!!!!! Thanks for featuring me Brooke!

  6. Sadie this before and after is gorgeous! I love the white wash over the blue and dark base. I love it :)

    xo, Tanya